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ReneeVV wrote: Hi, thanks for the reply.
After I posted, I hunted around some more and found both the test and a place that will allow you to order it through their website (you can’t order directly from Genova as a patient):
I would be interested in information on the yeast metabolites in urine too though, even if I don’t spend more money to get tested, so yes, please give me any info you have on that.
Follow-up questions: If I get this test AND I test positively, how do I interpret the results since it is just a number, other than just saying, yeah, it’s positive? Does a number that is positive but is less than some number mean not much of an issue, and a number that is positive but is some number or higher mean that you are really having a serious issue? Also, how do I know WHICH anti-fungal agents will be effective or the most effective for MY particular yeast issue?
I gave you two links. Sorry, I pasted them after writing my post.
The severity of the infection is hard to determine in a test. The immune complexes is very interesting because if those candida cell wall fragments of complement are circulating in your blood, it means there is transition from a unicell form to a filamentous form. I mean there is evidence of candida mutation to a virulent form in your gut.
To determine the susceptibility to antifungal drugs, you need a stool culture able to detect what candida specie or strain is affecting you. Many times, the stool cultures are negative, however, people are experiencing a severe fungal growth.
But, sometimes, you are lucky to get a positive culture.